No-Man ‎– ((Speak))

Snapper Music ‎– SDPCD 194
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Speak
Written-By – Ben Coleman
2 Pink Moon
Written-By – Nick Drake
3 Iris Murdoch Cut Me Down 4:33
4 Curtain Dream 3:01
5 Heaven's Break
Harmonica – Richard Felix
6 French Tree Terror Suspect
Written-By – Ben Coleman
7 River Song
Written-By – Donovan Leitch*
8 Riverun 4:44
9 The Ballet Beast
Cello – Richard Felix
10 Night Sky Sweet Earth 6:37
11 Life With Picasso
Guitar – Tim Bowness
12 Death And Dodgson's Dreamchild 2:19
13 The Hidden Art Of Man Ray
Guitar – Stuart Blagden

Companies, etc.



These tracks were written and recorded on an analogue 8 track reel to reel machine during 1988-89. For release on CD these tapes were cleaned up, remixed, and new vocal takes recorded. The exceptions are Curtain Dream and Night Sky Sweet Earth which are newer versions recorded in 1999.

The first CD Edition of Speak was issued by Italian label Materiali Sonori in 1999, and comprised the first 12 tracks on this disc. The Hidden Art Of Man Ray is from the same era, but was not included on the Materiali Sonori edition since the original master tapes no longer exist and it was therefore not possible to remix and denoise as with the other pieces. A lengthy ambient piece was also difficult to sequence amongst the predominantly short vocal pieces. However, since then the track was cleaned up as best as possible and was briefly available on a now deleted compilation CD. It is now included here as an appendix to the original running order.

Produced at No Man's Land 1988-89. New vocal takes and remix 1999. Remastered 2004.

The CD comes in a regular clear jewel case, packaged in a cardboard sheath.

The title on the jewel case cover is simply "Speak". However the title on the slipcase is "((Speak))".

℗ 2004 Headphone Dust © 2004 Headphone Dust
Issued under exclusive license to Snapper Music.
Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed and scanned): 636551619424
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): BP-24234 SDPCD194 | CD | 13139
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI LW35
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi RP116
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): BP-24234 SDPCD194
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI LW35
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi RP107

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none No-Man Speak: 1988-89(Cass) Hidden Art Creations none UK 1993 Sell This Version
NMCD - 005 No-Man ((Speak))(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (No-Man) NMCD - 005 2002 Sell This Version
TF 24 No-Man ((Speak))(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Blu + 12", S/Sided, EP, Lt) Tonefloat TF 24 Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
none No-Man Speak(13xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM) Burning Shed none UK 2009
TF 24 No-Man ((Speak))(LP, Album, RM, TP) Tonefloat TF 24 Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version